This is my ninth year of teaching. After 7 years in 5th grade, I am now the technology specialist at my school teaching grades 1-6. I have my technology endorsement and am eMINTS certified. I spent 3 years in the Teachers of American History grant program, have been a presenter at my district's summer literacy institute, and taught a class at the Utah Coalition of Educational Technology conference. Blogging is my hobby and you can find me at www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com, I love creating resources for other teachers to use. I have been a seller on TPT for over two years and have loved the new challenge that it brings.
I like to have fun with my students. I teach using hands-on, inquiry based lessons. I prefer collaborative learning and love integrating technology as much as possible.
Teacher of the Year for my school in 2009. Served as my grade level PLC leader for 6 years. Named "Rookie of the Year" during my first year of teaching.
BS in elementary ed with a social studies composite minor. Technology endorsement.
Teacher, mom, blogger. Check out www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com for more ideas, lessons and downloads! What the Teacher Wants!!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year